Shawnee Soto-Ortiz was born and raised in Lancaster County. After graduating from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in 1996, Shawnee spent her freshman and sophomore years of college studying the Thai language at the University of Oregon. She then transferred to the Pennsylvania State University in University Park where she graduated in 2000 with a major in Political Science.
In 2002, Shawnee moved to Boston to attend the New England School of Law. She graduated from law school in 2005 and has worked exclusively since that time as a Family Law Attorney.
Shawnee began her career by practicing Family Law in the greater Boston Area and moved back to Lancaster County in 2010. Since returning to Lancaster, Shawnee has built a Family Law practice with a strong focus on Custody and Divorce matters. She specializes in litigation and handling complex Family Law issues.
Shawnee is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and sits on the board of the Lancaster Bar Association.
Shawnee resides in Manheim Township with her husband and their children. When she is not litigating Family Law cases, she enjoys baking, practicing yoga, and traveling with her family.